Champions of Wellness

Champions of Wellness

We're honoring the top 100 professionals in wellness who inspire us and champion messages of healthy living.


Not just anyone can be a Champion of Wellness. It takes the right blend of knowledge, inspiration, and compassion to be a true ambassador of healthy living and motivate people to make sustainable choices.

This year's inaugural top 100 Champions, who collectively tackle health and well-being from every angle, make wellness more accessible, inclusive, and actionable. They are challenging the ways in which we talk and think about health and offering up alternatives to the usual fads and trends that saturate our screens.

"Our 2020 Champions are trailblazers who teach us that there is so much more to a healthy lifestyle than a number on a scale. They promote realistic and science-backed ways to live healthier and happier, in the manner that works best for you.” - Rachel Berman, RD, Verywell General Manager

Our Methodology

Verywell’s editorial team developed a unique and comprehensive methodology to select these winners who have been recognized for their pioneering efforts in promoting healthy lifestyle messages.

  1. The team first polled 500,000 readers to identify the top 10 categories in the ever-growing world of wellness that actually interest them the most from a list of 50 topics identified by editors.
  2. Hundreds of finalists were then nominated by Verywell’s Expert Review Board, comprised of over 30 accredited specialists in the fields of nutrition, psychology, fitness, and mindfulness.
  3. Lastly, 10 winners were selected in each of the 10 categories by Verywell’s editorial team based on how they best align with Verywell’s core values of science, balance, and progress over perfection.

Note: We acknowledge the winners in each category equally. Everyone on this list brings something to wellness, no one better than the other. Since they all share the same message of the importance of wellness, they are presented in no official ranking order.


Join us in celebrating the real voices that champion wellness—the voices that promote self-love and acceptance, the voices that share stories of triumph and hard work, the voices that encourage healthy behavior and human connection, and the voices that remind us to just breathe.

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